Fibulae & Pectorals

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Khenifra, North Morocco

Early 20th century. Silver, coral, enamel, glass. Each fibulae is approx. cm 26,5 x cm. 5,8 (10.43″ x 2.28″). Gr. 249,3 (8.79 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more inform ation and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D’Alessandro and Meriem Otmani […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Tiznit Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Siver. Each fibulae is cm 19,5 x cm. 11,0 (7.67″ x 4.33″). Gr. 178,4 (6.29 oz.). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: pages 251-252 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren pages 28-29 of “Bijoux du Maroc”, by Jacques and […]

Berber Pectoral – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Berber Pectoral – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal. Cm. 22,0 high x cm. 25,0 width (8.66″ x 9.84″). Grams 148,2 (5.22 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River.The name Berber appeared for the first time after the […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal. Cm. 25,5 x cm. 20,5 (10.03″ x 8.07″). Grams 184,9 (6.52 oz.). These large embossed pectorals Tera (singular: Teraout) are particularly appreciated by Tuareg Hoggar-Tassili women. They consist of an assembly in several flat triangular plates, coated with a plate of ordinary metal, which gives them a certain thickness. The Teraout, the masterpiece […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, copper and brass decorations. Whitout the leather strip, approx. cm. 37,0 high x cm. 18,5 width (14.56″ x 7.28″); gr. 154,0 (5.43 oz.). A genuine Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble Birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, brass decorations. Approx. cm. 26,5 high x cm. 21,5 width (10.43″ x 8.46″); gr. 195,2 (6.88 oz.). A genuine Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble Birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Erfoud Region, Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Erfoud Region, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. N. 24 coins Empire Cherifiene, glass beads. The piece is cm. 58,0 long (22.83″). Gr. 233,9 (8.25 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, by Ileana Marchesani, Franco D’Alessandro and Meriem Otmani – […]

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Draa Valley, Morocco

Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Draa Valley, Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass beads. The piece is cm. 77,5 long (30.51″). Each fibulae is cm 12,5 x cm. 6,8 (4.92″ x 2.67″). Gr. 177,4 (6.25 oz). Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. For more information and similar examples: “Tiserai – The Fibule Au Maroc”, […]

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TARAOUT – Algeria

Aluminium on iron sheet, brass decorations, leather. Approx. cm. 16,0 high x cm. 16,0 width (6.30″ x 6.30″); gr. 93,3 (3.29 oz.). A genuine and old Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble birth. The Taraout often has a sheet of paper, closed and sealed, on which is […]

Large Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

Large Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

1960-1970. Cm. 39,0 high x cm. 18,0 width (15.35″ x 7.08”); gr. 206,5 (7.28 oz.). The Haha are a Berber people in the Western High Atlas in Morocco. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger […]

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